David Katz, principal of Katz Architecture, in New York City transformed a typical 5-by-7-foot pre-war bathroom into a mini spa. The relaxing space is anchored by the bamboo-clad storage vanity that envelops a Villeroy & Boch sink. “We wanted to use a wood with a grain similar to the wall tile, which is why we chose bamboo,” Katz explains. “We prefer to use natural, sustainable products, so we presented these options to the client, who loved them.” To make the marble vanity top, the edges were mitred and pinned, then filled with a polyester resin mixed with the same stone dust to make the joint disappear.

Mark A. Newman, senior editor, REMODELING.